Puppies and Dogs For Sale in UK

Archive for September, 2008

Protect or Leave?

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

So your little bundle of fluff has now arrived and it is your first night together. Your puppy is all bewildered because this is their first night since they were born spent away from their mum and siblings.

If communication fails…

Monday, September 29th, 2008

There will always be occasions when your dog just appears to listen to nobody, quite happily doing its own thing and generally running amok. When this occurs you, as the owner, have to be seen, by your dog, to take control.

Training Schools

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Are training schools a good idea for dogs? This a debate that has been running for awhile. Views vary considerably on this topic, some people think that having all those dogs together in a confined space is just asking for trouble, others feel it is a great idea as the dogs can socialise with each other. (more…)

Reading the signs

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

A high percentage of signs amongst dogs are the same from dog to dog, but occasionally they might differ. When your dog looks at you with an alert stare, it probably means he/she is asking for play, attention or just requesting his/her dinner. When a strange dog looks at you in the eyes, and stares, this is usually an aggressive sign. They are generally attempting to ‘sum’ you up.

Clipping Those Claws

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Walking your dog along the pavement also has the added advantage of keeping his/her claws worn down as dogs who only walk on softer ground, such as grass, repeatedly require their claws clipping by a vet. You can clip them yourself with a pair of special claw clippers available from most pet stores.

History of the dog

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

By 10,000 BC it is believed that dogs had in fact been domesticated and were residing with humans. The remains of a young puppy, lying beside its owner, were found in a grave in Israel. By 5,000 BC dogs were discovered within North America.

Your dog can be good

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

It is said that there is no such thing as a ‘bad’ dog simply just ‘bad’ owners. The owner asks their dog to complete a command or follow an order, but the dog misinterprets their request due to lack of communication between owner and dog.

Teaching Sit and Wait

Friday, September 19th, 2008

One of the initial commands your dog / puppy will probably learn is ‘sit’ as it is a very natural position for them to adopt and also an easy one to begin teaching at any age.

When Do I Start Training?

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

A question often asked by new dog owners is when exactly do I start training my dog? The time to commence training your dog is immediately, whether you have a new puppy or an adult dog you need him/her to become aware of your ways as soon as possible so your training regime needs to begin quite quickly.

Dog Personalities

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Similar to a human being the dog has numerous personality types within their species. This can alter the way in which you administer basic training considerably from dog to dog. (more…)